Tuesday, 13 February 2018

The First Time With... Series 4 - 4. Slash

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 4 - 4. SLASH (320kbs-m4a/130mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 13th December 2017

Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash discusses his key musical moments with Matt Everitt.

Slash talks about his youth in Stoke-on-Trent; how he fell in love with the sound of his signature Gibson Les Paul guitar; the early days of Guns N' Roses; what the debauched LA rock scene on the Sunset Strip was really like; and reflects on how a gang of punk rock kids with a seeming lack of morality became the biggest band in the world.

He also chats about the pressures of fame; the excess that accompanied Guns N' Roses' legendary two and half year long Use Your Illusion tour (still one of the biggest concert tours in history); his own long battles with drugs and drink; and his successful reinvention as a much-loved solo artist.

First broadcast in 2012.

Guns N’ Roses - Welcome To The Jungle [Geffen]
Guns N’ Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine [Polydor]
The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin
The Who - My Generation
Led Zeppelin - Good Times Bad Times [Atlantic]
Deep Purple - Speed King [Harvest]
Motörhead - The Road Crew (We Are)
Guns N’ Roses - Reckless Life
Aerosmith - Back In The Saddle
Guns N’ Roses - Paradise City [Telstar]
Guns N’ Roses - Live And Let Die [Geffen]
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit [A]
Soundgarden - Big Dumb Sex
Michael Jackson - Black Or White [Epic]
Velvet Revolver - Slither
Clint Mansell - The Wrestler
Slash - Shots Fired

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